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Esther & The Wonderful
Kingdom of AZ

 
 

 Original Story & Song Lyrics by

Curtis & Carolyn
828-241-2233

 

Our story has no witches or wizards,
but does indeed have a very evil man by the name of Haman.

 

 

 

Esther is introduced and costumed

 
 

Mordechai is introduced and costumed

 

 
 

Auntie Em is introduced and costumed

 
 

King AZ is introduced and costumed

 
 

Queen Vashti is introduced and costumed

  

 
 

 

Haman and Zeresh are introduced and costumed

 

 

Pete the Munchkin is introduced and costumed

 

 
 
King Az is furious when Queen Vashti refuses to come to his party

 
 

Scarecrow is introduced and costumed

 
 

Dorothy-Esther meets the Scarcrow on the way to AZ

 
Off they go, together, following the yellow brick road

 
 

Tin-Man is introduced and costumed

 
 

The Cowardly Lion is introduced and costumed

 

 

 
 

Dorothy-Esther meets King Az, the man behind the "curtain"

 

King AZ chooses Dorothy-Esther as his new Queen

 

Haman brings gifts of gold and silver for Zeresh and is pleased with
his advancement in the Kingdom of AZ

 

As King Az and Haman dine with Dorothy-Esther, he realizes he's in BIG trouble

 

NARRATOR:  Esther 9:28  These days should be remembered and observed in every generation by every family, and in every province, and in every city.  And these days of Purim should never cease to be celebrated by the Jews, nor should the memory of them die out among their descendants.

 

Purim Play Notes

 
 
 

Our congregation started small and has grown over the years.  We've had as few as 30 and as many as 100 in attendance at the Purim Spiels (Yiddish for comedic play).  Since the group started small, parts were not memorized beforehand, but instead were assigned on the evening of the play.   As the Narrator reads his/her part, the unsuspecting cast is brought up and costumed before the group.  Everyone is always willing to take a part and it's always interesting to see who will be portraying the character each year - as well as their responces.  Props and costumes are added to the characters by the Director during the play, which adds a lot of humor to the story.

 
 

Purim Play Costumes

 
Much of the humor in the play comes when the Director adds the props
to the characters during the course of the play.
 

Costumes can be purchased for any of the Wizard Of Oz Characters on the Internet;
I used a combination of purchased and homemade costumes.

Esther (Dorothy Character):

Cheap shoes from Wal-Mart spray painted red, hair in pig-tails with blue ribbons, blue & white gingham dress if possible (I found my "Dorothy" costume at Wal-Mart during Halloween and stored it back), a stuffed animal for Toto (doesn't even have to be the same type of dog).

King AZ (Wizard of Oz Replacement Character):
"Ring-Pop" ring, scepter (mine is made from a large pencil), Crown from Party City, Green Vest (since he lives in the Emerald City and is a replacement character for Oz's Wizard)

Queen Vashti (Glenda Replacement Character):
Pink long shirt/gown made from pink fabric acquired from the $1.50yd fabric table at WalMart, crown, sunglasses, men's pants ("You can tell who wears the pants in the family")

Mordechai (Uncle Henry Character):
Kippah, Talit, Overalls, Gold Crown (made from poster board & spray paint or acquired from Party City)

Haman (Wicked Witch Replacement Character):
3-sided Pirate hat from Party City, glasses with big nose & mustache

Zeresh (No "Oz" Character:
Black burqa/hijab made from WalMart fabric department

Pete (Munchkin Character):
Munchkin scalp & hair piece ordered from the internet, Green Vest

Aunt Em:
Apron, Wire-framed spectacles

Scarecrow:

Homemade hat or bought straw hat, checked shirt, raffia used as straw around the bottom of hat and cuffs of the shirt.

Tin-Man:
Costume or Lt.Grey Shirt from WalMart's Men's Department, funnel from Automotive Dept at WalMart sprayed silver, toy Ax, (it Would also be fun to wrap him in aluminum foil)

Cowardly Lion:
I did decide to purchase a costume for this one.  Many years ago (I'm a retired school teacher), we were reading "The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe" by C. S. Lewis and doing a slide presentation of the story using students as characters.  I actually made a pretty good lion's mane from yarn to use for the lion Aslan character.  It just depends on budget and time.
 
Costumes that can be found on the Internet or at Party City - or even homemade
 
 
 

Purim Play Props

  1. Horse
Haman leads Mordechai through the streets on a horse.  I used a saw-horse with a hobby-horse head taped to the front, a yarn tail stapled on the back, and a folded blanket as a saddle.

 
   
Horse was also used in the 2009 Purim Wars (Star Wars) Parody
 

  2. Hangman's noose

 

  3. Three Signs: "Girls Wanted - Come to AZ", "Kill the Jews", "Defend Yourselves"

 

  4. Hand mirror for Zeresh

 

  5. Toto: Stuffed animal

 
  6. Small Torah Scroll for Mordechai
 
  7. Basket for Dorothy to carry
 
  8. Scepters for AV & Vashti
 
  9. Blue Bows for Esther's pigtails
 
10. Oil can for Scarecrow  (Check the automotive section at WalMart)
 
11. Crown for Vashti - make from poster board and sprayed gold, or pink
 
12. Diploma for Scarecrow
 
13. Heart for Tinman
 
14. Medal of Honor for Cowardly Lion
 
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Lion's Courage Medal and Tin-Man's Heart from Internet